Champion Japan Fall/Winter 2014

After taking a few season’s off of posting Champion Japan its time to bring it back into the mix here at 8485. I wasn’t super stoked on the SS14 collection, especially the presentation, that said this season’s isn’t perfect but I like the majority of the styles and the overall vibe of the collection itself. The styling is just too ‘soft’ for me, especially the prep aesthetic that I can always do without. But the highlights are the pieces themselves, the Reverse Weave and made in USA goodness is just so real to not feature, oh and there is some ladies styles as well!

WTAPS Autumn/Winter 2014 Lookbook

Following up on the fly fishing lifestyle lookbook for the autumn/winter 2014 season from WTAPS here is a look at the studio style lookbook. I really dig the presentation on these ones, clean, simple and to the point and the censor bar on the eyes gives it a strange anon feel. This presentation is all about the gear, which is pure gold throughout (not so sure about the A-6 boots but I get it). A few highlights for me are the hockey jersey, the military style outerwear, the Ebbets colab joints and the plain toe work boots.

Black Weirdos Autumn/Winter 2014

What better way to round out a Friday then a look at the latest from one of my favourites, Black Weirdos and their autumn/winter 2014 collection. This shit is just so out there in a great way, 70′s stylings throughout; Cowichans, tie-dye onsies, parkas, zig-zag patterns, bean boots and “Bob”. Another great collection from the strange minds at Black Weirdos. 

WTAPS Autumn/Winter 2014

Always stoked to see the latest from Japanese label WTAPS. The brand is continuously ahead of the curve and always doing it right. This collection for the AW14 season is accompanied by this outdoors/fly fishing lookbook, great to see a brand like this pushing the fly fishing, something I personally have been getting into over the last couple years. Great presentation and a great collection (studio lookbook to come) from a brand that always inspires.

The Moving Development Fall/Winter 2014

The Moving Development are back at it with the latest for the fall/winter 2014 season. We have been following this brand over the last few years and have always enjoyed watching it progress, this season is another solid move forward. The FW14 collection itself is is looking good featuring graphic tees, a hoodie, shirting, a work-style vest and jacket as well as the addition of a tote bag and a coffee mug. The collection itself is accompanied by some great presentation, modeled by the man behind the brand, Bakes.